Japanese Size Charts


The JIS (Japanese Industrial Standards) for ready-made garments serve as a guideline to the standardized sizing system for ready-made apparel. In most cases, Japanese apparel manufacturers follow the JIS.

There are three kinds of sizes:

--the physique classification sizes used mainly for business suits
--the singular number sizes used mainly for loose-fit jackets and pants
--the range sizes used mainly for rather loose-fitted shirts and sweaters

Range sizes--In Japan, the range sizes used are "SA, SB, MA, MB, LA, etc." instead of "S, M, L, LL, etc." This sizing system became effective in 1996, although "S, M, L" are still common in the market.

For A-Type Range Size (Centimeters)
SA (S)MA (M)LA (L)
Height155-165165-175175-185
Chest80-8888-9696-104
*Note: an A-Type body means the difference between the size of chest and the size of waist is 12 centimeters, and is considered as a standard body type.
The following size charts are presented for reference purposes only and should be confirmed with the official source.

Men’s Clothing:

Japanese apparel manufacturers generally follow the JIS for ready-made men's garments. There are three kinds of sizes: the physique classification sizes used mainly for business suits, the singular number sizes used mainly for loose-fit jackets and pants, and the range sizes used mainly for rather loose-fitted shirts and sweaters.

Loose-type Coats and Jackets
Size
Chest (cm)
Height (cm)
82-2
82
155
82-3
82
160
82-4
82
165
84-2
84
155
84-3
84
160
84-4
84
165
84-5
84
170
86-2
86
155
86-3
86
160
86-4
86
165
86-5
86
170
86-6
86
175
88-2
88
155
88-3
88
160
88-4
88
165
88-5
88
170
88-6
88
175
90-2
90
155
90-3
90
160
90-4
90
165
90-5
90
170

Trousers
SizeWaist (cm)
6767
7070
7373
7676
7979
8282
8585
8888
9191
9494
9797
100100

Coats, Jackets, Sweaters
SizeChest(cm) Height (cm)Waist (cm)
PB80-88145-15568-76
SA80-88155-16568-76
SB88-96155-16576-84
MY80-80165-17568-76
MA88-96165-17576-84
MB96-104165-17584-94
LY88-96175-18576-84
LA96-104175-18584-94
LB104--112175-18594-104
TY96-104185-19584-94





Average Heights/Weights of Japanese Men by Age Group (40's - 60's)
40's -- 167.2 cm or 5'6" / 65.7 kg or 144.8 lb
50's -- 164.6 cm or 5'5" / 64.0 kg or 141.1 lb
60's -- 161.0 cm or 5'3" / 60.4 kg or 133.0 lb

Women’s Clothing:

Note: As the result of a nationwide survey on the improvement of the physical build of the Japanese people conducted by MITI (Ministry of International Trade and Industry), the GOJ has revised JIS (Japanese Industrial Standards) for women's garments which serve as guidelines to the standardized sizing system for women's garments effective February 20, 1997.

Women's Body Types

A type: Body type with average measurements, Height : 142cm - 166cm and Bust: 74cm - 92cm

Y type: Body type with hip size 4cm smaller than A type

AB type: Body type with hip size 4cm larger than A type, but bust is up to 124cm

B type: Body type with hip size 8cm larger than A type

Dresses, suits, jackets, and fitted coats

A type: (height 142cm) (unit:cm)
5APP 7APP 9APP 11APP 13APP 15APP 17APP 19APP
Bust77808386899296100
Hip8587899193959799
Waist 61-67 64-70 67-73 70-76 73-80 76-80 80-8488

A type: (height 150cm) (unit:cm)
3AP 5AP 7AP 9AP 11AP 13AP 15AP 17AP19AP21AP
Bust7477808386899296100 104
Hip838587899193959799101
Waist 58-64 61-67 64-70 64-73 67-76 70-76 73-80 76-84 80-88 84-92

A type: (height 158cm) (unit:cm)
3AR 5AR 7AR 9AR 11AR 13AR 15AR 17AR 19AR
Bust7477808386899296100
Hip8587899193959799101
Waist 58-64 61-64 61-67 64-70 67-76 70-76 73-80 76-84 80-88

A type: (height 166cm) (unit:cm)
3AT 5AT 7AT 9AT 11AT 13AT 15AT 17AT 19AT
Bust7477808386899296100
Hip87899193959799101 103
Waist 6161-64 6464-70 67-73 70-73 73-76 76-80 80
Y type: (height 142cm) (unit:cm)
9YPP 11YPP 13YPP 15YPP
Bust83868992
Hip85878991
Waist 67-7067-7370-7673-80

Y type: (height 150cm) (unit:cm)
5YP 7YP 9YP 11YP 13YP 15YP 17YP
Bust77808386899296
Hip81838587899193
Waist 61-6461-6764-7067-7370-7673-8073-84

Y type: (height 158cm) (unit:cm)
3YR 5YR 7YR 9YR 11YR 13YR 15YR 17YR 19YR
Bust7477808386899296100
Hip818385878991939597
Waist 58-61 61-64 61-64 64-70 64-73 67-73 70-76 73-80 76-84

Y type: (height 166cm) (unit:cm)
5YT7YT9YT 11YT 13YT 15YT
Bust778083868992
Hip858789919395
Waist 58-6161-6461-6764-7067-7070-73

AB type: (height 142cm) (unit:cm)
7ABPP 9ABPP 11ABPP 13ABPP 15ABPP 17ABPP
Bust808386899296
Hip91939597 99101
Waist 67-7070-7373-7673-808480-88

AB type: (height 150cm) (unit:cm)
3ABP 5ABP 7ABP 9ABP 11AB 13ABP 15ABP 17ABP 19ABP21ABP
Bust7477808386899296100 104
Hip87899193959799101 103 105
Waist 58-64 61-67 64-70 67-73 70-76 73-80 76-80 80-84 8892

AB type: (height 158cm) (unit:cm)
3ABR5ABR7ABR9ABR11ABR13ABR15ABR17ABR19ABR21ABR23ABR
Bust7477808386899296 100 104 108
Waist899193959799101 103 105 107 109
Hip61-6761-6764-7067-7370-7670-80 73-80 76-88 80-88 92 -

A type: (height 166cm) (unit:cm)
5ABT 7ABT 9ABT 11ABT 13ABT 15ABT
Bust778083868992
Hip93959799101103
Waist 61-6464-6767-7370-7670-7673-80

B type: (height 150cm) (unit:cm)
5BP7BP9BP 11BP 13BP 15BP 17BP 19BP
Bust77808386899296100
Hip93959799101103105107
Waist 64-6764-7367-7670-8073-8076-8080-8884-88

B type: (height 158cm) (unit:cm)
7BR9BR 11BR 13BR 15BR 17BR 19BR
Bust808386899296100
Hip9799101103105107109
Waist 64-7367-7370-7373-7676-8080-8884-92

Loose type coats and jackets

PP type (height 142cm) (Unit:cm)
5PP7PP9PP 11PP 13PP 15PP 17PP 19PP 21PP
Bust77808386899296100104

P type (height 150cm) (Unit:cm)
3P5P7P9P11P13P15P17P19P 21P 23P
Bust74 77 80 83 86899296 100 104 108

T type (height 166cm) (Unit:cm)
5T7T9T 11T13T15T17T19T
Bust77808386899296100
Fitted type skirts and trousers (Unit:cm)
SizeWaistHipSizeWaistHip
58-81588173-877387
58-83588373-897389
58-85588573-917391
58-87588773-937393
58-89588973-957395
61-81618173-977397
61-83618373-997399
61-85618573-10173101
61-87618776-897689
61-89618976-917691
61-91619176-937693
61-93619376-957695
64-83648376-977697
64-85648576-9976 99
64-87648776-10176101
64-89648980-918091
64-91649180-938093
64-93649380-958095
64-95649580-978097
67-83678380-998099
67-85678580-10180101
67-87678780-10380103
67-89678984-938493
67-91679184-958495
67-93679384-978497
67-95679584-998499
67-97679784-10184101
70-85708584-10384103
70-87708788-978897
70-89708988-998899
70-91709188-10188101
70-93709388-10388103
70-95709592-10192101
70-97709792-10392103
70-99709992-10592105

Sweaters, cardigans, jackets, blouses, and skirts
Size707580859095 100 105 110 115 120
Bust707580859095 100 105 110 115 120
Loose type skirts and trousers
Size55586164677073768084889296100104108
Waist55586164677073768084889296100104108

Garments measured by the sizes of bust and hip (such as leotards)
SizeBustHip
3S74[ 82-90 ]
5S77[ 82-90 ]
7S80[ 82-90 ]
9S83[ 82-90 ]
7M80[ 87-95 ]
9M83[ 87-95 ]
11M 86[ 87-95 ]
9L83[ 92-100 ]
11L86[ 92-100 ]
13L89[ 92-100 ]
15L92[ 92-100 ]
15LL92[ 97-105 ]
17LL96[ 97-105 ]
19LL100[ 97-105 ]
21LL104[ 97-105 ]
General sizing classification
SizeHeight BustWaistHip
MPP138-14679-87--
LPP138-14686-94--
SP146-15472-80--
MP146-15479-87--
LP146-15486-94--
LLP146-15493-101--
S154-16272-8058-6482-90
M154-16279-8764-7087-95
L154-16286-9469-7792-100
LL154-16293-10177-8597-105
3L154-162100-10885-93102-110
ST162-17072-80--
MT162-17079-87--
LT162-17086-94--

Infants and Children:
Japanese babies and children tend to be shorter and stockier than those in the U.S. For example, waist position and neck size are different in Japan. Japanese customers may ask for adjustment for such sizes. Japan Industrial Standards (JIS) sizing systems for infant and children's wear follows. Note: All sizes in inches and pounds are approximate numbers to give basic idea on sizes. Please contact JIS for exact sizing information.

Infants
Size5060708090100
Height (cm)5060708090100
Height (inch)20242831.535.539.5
Weight (lb)6.613.219.824.228.735.3
Infants
Size758595
Height (cm)758595
Height (inch)303437.5
Weight (lb)2226.430.9

Boys' clothing that does not require special fitting
Size
90
100
110
120
130
140
150
160
Height (cm)
85-95
95-105
105-115
115-125
125-135
135-145
145-155
155-165
Height (inch)
33.5-37.5
37.5-41.5
41.5-45.5
45.5-49.5
49.5-53.5
53.5-57.2
57.2-61.5
61.5-63.5
Chest (inch)
18-20.3
19.5-22
21-23.5
22.5-25
24.2-26.5
26.8-28.5
27.8-31
30.2-33.3
Waist (inch)
18-20.3
18.7-21
19.5-22
21.3-22.6
21-23.5
21.5-25.6
23-26.2
24.5-28.8

Boys’ clothing sizes are separated into 4 physiques: A, B, Y, and E
Physique type
A
A
B
Y
E
Size
90A-180A
95A-185A
120B-180B
120Y-180Y
130E-170E
Height
90-180cm
95-185cm
120-180cm
120-180cm
130-170cm
Chest
48-92cm
50-95cm
60-98cm
54-86cm
76-98cm
Waist
48-74cm
49-76cm
60-80cm
48-68cm
68-82cm
Note: There is a physique EA size that has a large waist compared to height.

Girls' clothing that does not require special fitting
Size
90
100
110
120
130
140
150
160
Height (cm)
85-95
95-105
105-115
115-125
125-135
135-145
145-155
155-165
Height (inch)
33.5-37.5
37.5-41.5
41.5-45.5
45.5-49.5
49.5-53.5
53.5-57.2
57.2-61.5
61.5-63.5
Chest (inch)
18-20.3
19.5-22
21-23.5
22.5-25
24.2-26.5
26.8-28.5
27.8-31
30.2-33.3
Waist (inch)
18-20.3
18-20.3
18.7-21
19.5-22
21-23.5
21.3-22.6
22.3-25
23-26.3
Hip (inch)
21-23.5
21.8-24.3
23-26.3
24.5-27.8
26.3-29.5
27.8-30.8
30.2-33.3
32.5-35.6

Girls’ clothing sizes are separated into 4 physiques: A, B, Y, and E
Physique type
A
A
B
Y
E
Size
90A-170A
95A-175A
120B-170B
120Y-170Y
130E-160E
Height
90-170cm
95-175cm
120-170cm
120-170cm
130-160cm
Chest
48-86cm
50-89cm
60-92cm
54-80cm
76-92cm
Waist
48-65cm
47-67cm
58-71cm
46-59cm
66-74cm
Note: There is a physique EA size that has a large waist compared to height.


Office of Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA)
U.S. Department of Commerce
Washington, DC 20230
Phone: (202) 482-5078  |  Fax: (202) 482-2331
OTEXA@trade.gov